Search Results: "Jana Bent"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A deeply enjoyable read—one that will thoroughly delight children while also encouraging them to think and care about the world around them."
A reggae-singing parrot and his friends deliver a pro-environment message as they rescue an endangered leatherback sea turtle. Read full book review >

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THE PEARL OF RUBY CITY by Jana Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"Best enjoyed by fans of the Old West."
The author's second novel (Alaska, 1980) is set in Ruby City, a Washington State mining town, in 1893. Read full book review >

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FUNERAL HOTDISH by Jana Bommersbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Like the eponymous hotdish, Bommersbach's debut novel contains a little of everything but nothing that spells haute literary cuisine. The author of The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd: The Truth About an American Crime Legend Revealed at Last (1992) might be better off sticking with true crime."
An Arizona transplant chases the scoop of the century while folks back in her Minnesota hometown discover club drugs. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN OF SECRETS by Jana Petken
Released: Sept. 11, 2013

"A suspenseful, compelling historical novel."
A dark debut novel about a woman's escape from a life of abuse and her ensuing struggle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2005

"Well crafted, intimate and engaging: an unorthodox rite of passage with ruminations on faith, feminism and more."
A quest for hope, meaning, a sense of place and ancestral connections, all mounted on two slippery wheels. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE LIKED TO SING by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A remarkably successful lens into the life and career of one of the 20th century's formidable musical talents. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A picture-book biography of that legendary Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra. Read full book review >

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WHAT NOT TO GIVE YOUR MOM ON MOTHER'S DAY by Martha  Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Certainly cute and good animal practice for little ones, but there's just something off about this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable, rosy-cheeked blond boy decked out in overalls has some advice for readers about Mother's Day gifts. Read full book review >

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ROOM FOR THE BABY by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Warmth and comfort abound. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Everyone is thrilled that there's going to be a new baby, but where will the child sleep? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Medical melodrama will always be a TV staple, but this searing tour of duty suggests that an EMS docudrama would never work: few could bear so much reality."
A disturbing descent into the maelstrom of city life with a New Jersey EMS team. Read full book review >

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TOWER TO HEAVEN by Ruby Dee
adapted by Ruby Dee, illustrated by Jennifer Bent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An appealing presentation of a wise, witty tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Actress Dee tells a traditional tale from Ghana. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER by Jana Oliver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More developed and less torrid than standard teen paranormal fare, which is a nice change. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
It's 2018, and 17-year-old Riley Blackthorne just wants to fight demons. Read full book review >